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#1 2004-04-04 18:47:42

punkrockguy318
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make clean? dep?

When you compile your kernel, you should do...

make clean && make dep bzImage modules modules_install

What does clean do?
What does dep do?
Modules compiles modules... Modules_install installs them...
bzImage compiles the actual kerne...

Why does clean have to be first?

Can anyone help me out with these questions?


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#2 2004-04-04 22:27:46

Bjørn
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Re: make clean? dep?

When you compile your custom kernel package, you shouldn't do any of these commands of course, and just use the kernel PKGBUILD file from abs and copy it to /var/abs/local/mykernel or similar, and edit for your own needs. smile

Anyway, read How do I build my own custom kernel package?

About "make clean", that cleans stuff up that could have been left over from the previous time you build the kernel, making sure everything gets rebuild.


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#3 2004-04-05 02:49:14

scottro
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Re: make clean? dep?

make dep builds necessary dependencies.  In the 2.6.x kernel, it is no longer necessary.

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